Sophie in the Sunshine by Michelle Wrighton

Sophie is a gorgeous Shih Tzu puppy that I had the opportunity to photograph several years ago.

Shih Tzu’s are an intelligent, active toy breed whose ancestry is rather obscure. Believed to have originated in Tibet, they are the oldest and smallest of the Tibetan ‘holy dog’ breeds.

The breed is known for their naturally long, flowing coat, however, they do require a lot of grooming and care, so many pet Shih Tzu’s have their coats clipped short for easy care.

Handpainted using wacom and Corel Painter.

I am honored to have this painting featured in the following Redbubble groups:
Fine Art Digital Painters
Toy Dogs R Us
Paws and Claws
Digital Brushstrokes
All Soft and Cuddlies
Fine Art Digital Painters

Portraits commissions accepted worldwide for paintings of pets, people and places!

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I am a West Australian artist specialising in “up close and personal” pet portraiture and wildlife art in a variety of traditional art mediums including graphite, charcoal, pastels, colour pencils, acrylics, oils – as well as photography and digital paintings using an ipad, wacom tablet and Corel Painter real media emulation software.

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  • JandeBeer
    JandeBeeralmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thankyou!

    – Michelle Wrighton

  • Anne Guimond
    Anne Guimondalmost 5 years ago

    Same here,
    We would like to know what is the media used to create it,
    And the size of the piece as well…

  • I work in many different art mediums (charcoal, graphite, color pencils, pastels, acrylics, oils, photography and digital) and always include the details in the description;)

    This one is about 9×12″, digitally painted with a stylus and pressure sensitive. I work the same way digitally as I do when painting on a traditional canvas. Sketch the outline and start blocking in colour and values, and get progressively more detailed with each glaze of colour.

    Digital paintings take many hours to paint, but a lot less than traditional acrylics or oil paintings – usually about ten hours in total compare to 50 hours +. I do not use any one click actions or photoshop filters to create my digital paintings – if I did they would be called photo manipulations not digital paintings! Without the skills I have learned over a lifetime working with traditional art mediums I would not be able to paint digitally as the computer, electronic paintbrush (stylus) and electronic canvas (pressure sensitive wacom tablet) arn’t capable of doing anything themselves!

    – Michelle Wrighton

  • Royald
    Royaldalmost 5 years ago

    Super cute- I love it! great job.

  • Thank you Diane!

    – Michelle Wrighton

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

  • Thankyou so much! I really appreciate the feature!

    – Michelle Wrighton

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...almost 5 years ago

    Great work and congrats on your feature!

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaalmost 5 years ago
  • Julie-Anne Wagner
    Julie-Anne Wagneralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful painting !!

    Congratulations on being featured in The Paws N Claws Group!!:)

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely adorable. Lovely work. Congrats on being featured.

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 5 years ago

  • Kristina K
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